Bette Davis Films

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1.
So Big! (1932)
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Selina lived well until her father Simeon died. Her aunts sold the estate and put her in a boarding school... (81 mins.)
“ Role: Miss Dallas O'Mara ” - kittcat1995
 
2.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ Role: Mildred Rogers

Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading Role
This was a write-in nomination. ” - kittcat1995
 
3.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ Role: Gabrielle Maple ” - kittcat1995
 
4.
It's Love I'm After (1937)
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An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover. (90 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ Role: Joyce Arden ” - kittcat1995
 
5.
Jezebel (1938)
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Role: Julie

Bette won the Oscar - Best Actress
Fay Bainter won the Oscar - Best Supporting Actress ” - kittcat1995
 
6.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Role: Queen Elizabeth I

This was the first of two times that actress Bette Davis portrayed British monarch Queen Elizabeth I. She would portray her again 16 years later (1955) in The Virgin Queen. ” - kittcat1995
 
7.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ Role: Henriette Deluzy-Desportes ” - kittcat1995
 
8.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Role: Leslie Crosbie

Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress
Nominated for Best Picture ” - kittcat1995
 
9.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiance (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Role: Stanley Timberlake ” - kittcat1995
 
10.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ Role: Charlotte Vale

Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress ” - kittcat1995
 
11.
Old Acquaintance (1943)
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ Role: Kit Marlow ” - kittcat1995
 
12.
The Corn Is Green (1945)
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ Role: Miss Lilly Moffat ” - kittcat1995
 
13.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before. (109 mins.)
“ Role: Twins - Kate Bosworth / Patricia Bosworth ” - kittcat1995
 
14.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
“ Role: Margo

Won the Academy Award for Best Picture
Bette Davis was nominated for the Academy Award - Best Actress ” - kittcat1995
 
15.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
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In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (90 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ Role: Janet Frobisher

The ending of this movie was AMAZING! ” - kittcat1995
 
16.
Payment on Demand (1951)
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The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs. (90 mins.)
“ Role: Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson) ” - kittcat1995
 
17.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Role: Queen Elizabeth I

This was the second time that actress Bette Davis portrayed British monarch Queen Elizabeth I. ” - kittcat1995
 
18.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Role: Mrs. Agnes Hurley ” - kittcat1995
 
19.
John Paul Jones (1959)
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia. (126 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ Role: Empress Catherine the Great ” - kittcat1995
 
20.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty. (136 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Role: Apple Annie

Glenn Ford won Golden Globe - Best Actor - Musical/Comedy

Bette Davis was nominated for Golden Globe - Best Actress - Musical/Comedy
Peter Falk was nominated for an Oscar - Best Supporting Actor ” - kittcat1995
 
21.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Role: Baby Jane Hudson

Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress
Bette was nominated for a Golden Globe - Best Actress ” - kittcat1995
 
22.
Three on a Match (1932)
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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs. (63 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
23.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
24.
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency... (74 mins.)
 
25.
The Scapegoat (1959)
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An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
26.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fianc was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
27.
The Nanny (1965)
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10 year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt